Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Minor Injuries After Two Vehicle Crash In Marriotts Cove

Three people were taken to hospital early Wednesday evening after a two car collision just outside Chester. RCMP Corporal Gilbert Hiscock says the incident occurred around 5:30 along Highway 3 in Marriotts Cove. He says all three people were taken to local hospital with non life-threatening injuries. Police say the cause of the crash is still under investigation.

Second Wind For Riverport Pub

There's been a turning point for a proposed pub and marina in Riverport. President of the Heron Pub and Marina Association, Peter Knowles, says an anonymous person has stepped forward and helped the group acquire a building on Lower LaHave Road. Knowles adds, they are expected to close the sale of the building on Friday. He says it will help them move forward.

Knowles says there has been a lot of community support for the pub and he hopes to have it up and running in the mid to late fall. The group will have a development agreement meeting with the Municipality of Lunenburg tomorrow night at 7pm in council chambers.

Weather Could Dampen Lunenburg's 260th Anniversary

Organizers preparing Lunenburg's 260th anniversary celebrations this weekend are squaring off against an uncontrollable element, the weather. The forecast is calling for rain for both Saturday and Sunday. It would dampen the town's efforts to hold outdoor concerts on the Lunenburg Waterfront and a barbecue and picnic at St. John's Anglican Church. Coordinator of Special Events, Robin Scott, says they're holding out hope that mother nature will co-operate.

Scott says event planners along with the mayor are expected to meet Thursday to discuss alternative options. A full calendar of events for the rest of this week is below.

Fishermen’s Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Luncheon to commemorate
60th Anniversary of the Dutch Oven Cook Book
Lunenburg Fire Hall, 12:00 pm

Walking Tour with Sheila Allen - 10:00 am
Bluenose Academy Seahawk Walk - 9:00 am
Mayor’s Address to students - 11:00 am
Bluenose Academy Kite Flying Festival - 12:30 - 2:00 pm ( on sports fields )
Knaut Rhuland House Open House - 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
BCAF Seafood Chowder / Rum Tasting Experience at Capt. Angus Walters House - 5:00 pm
“Let’s Go gardening Lunenburg” nominations open

Walking Tour with Sheila Allen - 10:00 am
Bluenose Academy Ball Hockey Tournament - Arena, 9:00 am start
International Dory Race Eliminations - Waterfront, 9:00 am - noon
Waterfront Concert with featured guest Garret Mason - Waterfront tent, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Lunenburg’s Birthday Bash with Blue Bay - Community Centre, 9:00 pm - 1:00 am

Heritage 5km Race - Start at Community Centre, 9:30 am
Fisheries Museum Open House, 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
St. John’s Anglican Church 260th Anniversary Service - 10:30 am
Ecumenical Community Service - 12:00 pm
Community BBQ / Picnic - 12:30 pm
St. John’s Anglican Church Open House until 2:00 pm
Atlanta Boy Choir Concert at St. John’s Anglican Church - 7:30 pm

**Subject to change, depending on the weather**

Forties Road Among Top Finishers In Worst Roads Campaign

A South Shore road is headlining the list of Top 10 worst roads in all of Atlantic Canada. The Canadian Automobile Association's campaign ended on the weekend and attracted more than four thousand votes on its website. Many of them went to the Forties Road near New Ross for its broken shouldersand pot-holed pavement.  The CAA's Gary Howard says the "Forties" is in bad shape.

Highway 203 in Yarmouth County near Kemptville tied for sixth place for its roughness.  The Cape John Road in River John was voted the worst road in the region. This was the third year for the CAA's campaign, designed to pressure governments to pay more attention to the state of our highways.
Here is the list of the top 10 worst roads:
1. Cape John Road, River John Road, Nova Scotia
2. Hanwell Road, Fredericton, New Brunswick
3. New Brunswick 630, Andersonville, New Brunswick
3. Forties Road, New Ross, Nova Scotia
4. Foxbrook Road, Hopewell, Nova Scotia
5. Kempt Head Road, Ross Ferry, Nova Scotia
6. Nova Scotia 203, Kemptville, Nova Scotia
6. Ridge Road, Digby, Nova Scotia
7. Rothesay Avenue, Saint John, New Brunswick
8. Balmoral Road, Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia
9. Pleasantview Ave, Paradise, Newfoundland and Labrador
10. Fredericton Road, Salisbury, New Brunswick

**There were ties for 3rd and 6th place**

Tories Have Selected Candidates For All South Shore Ridings

With Bruce Inglis' selection last night as the Progressive Conservative candidate in Queens-Shelburne, the provincial party now has all its South Shore candidates in place for the next election. In addition to Inglis, members of the PC team include David Mitchell in Lunenburg West and Brian Pickings in Lunenburg. The other candidates in South Shore ridings are Janet Irwin -- Chester-St. Margarets,
Chris d'Entremont in Argyle-Barrington and in Yarmouth, John Cunningham.

Mediator Appointed To Avert Paramedic Strike

A mediator has been appointed in an effort to solve a contract dispute and possible strike by paramedics in Nova Scotia. Labour Minister Frank Corbett has named John Clarke to help in contract negotiations between the union that represents the paramedics and their employer, Emergency Medical Care. Corbett says he believes both sides care about patients and he is confident they are working to avoid a disruption in health care services. The paramedics will be in a legal strike position Saturday. They are represented by represented by the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 727. Clarke is a veteran arbitrator and lawyer from Newfoundland.

Lunenburg: ALS Walk Set For Saturday

The 4th annual ALS Walk will be held in Lunenburg this weekend. The event has grown in each of it's first three years and took in nearly $20,000 last year which went directly to funds for equipment and research. Organizer John Garroway says their main goal is to raise awareness and help families dealing with the illness known as "Lou Gehrig's" disease.

The event begins with registration at 9 o'clock at the Lunenburg Curling Club. Last week, the ALS Walk in Western Shore raised more than $19,000.

Wolter, Whalen Open Up Competition At NCAA Championships

A pair of South Shore athletes begin competing today at the NCAA Division-One Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon. Liverpool's Chelsea Whalen opens up in the javelin. She'll be up against 23 others in the semi-finals. The top nine will advance to the finals. Whalen will also compete in the shot-put on Saturday. Also, Conquerall Mills native Mattias Wolter will run his 3,000 metre steeplechase semi-final this evening. The top five from each heat plus the next two fastest times will make up the final 12. The final is scheduled for Friday. You can follow results live as they happen by going to this link .

Inglis Wins Tory Nod In Queens-Shelburne

Bruce Inglis will carry the Progressive Conservative flag into the next provincial election for the new riding of Queens-Shelburne.  Inglis, a member of municipal council in the District of Queens, was nominated last night at a meeting in Liverpool.  He defeated former MLA and cabinet minister Kerry Morash. Inglis and PC leader Jamie Baillie both spoke at last night's nomination meeting and said tackling economic issues in the area is a priority to get people working again! Inglis says he plans to spend the coming weeks and months meeting with voters and discussing their priorities.